Patrick John Guilbeau, age 74, a beloved husband, father, brother, and friend, passed away from this life on Friday, October 20, 2023. Pat, known for his dedication and expertise as a commercial sheet metal estimator for Garland Heating and Air Conditioning, was a shining example of hard work and integrity. He touched the lives of many with his kindness and unwavering support.
Pat was born on December 19, 1948, in Lafayette, Louisiana. From a young age, he displayed an innate talent for working with his hands and was always curious about how things were put together. This passion led him to pursue a career in the sheet metal industry. Throughout his life, Pat demonstrated exceptional skill and knowledge in his field, earning the respect and admiration of colleagues and clients alike. Pat and his grandfather, Henry Guilbeau, opened their own sheet metal shop in Louisiana in 1982 and continued to use his skills and passion of working with sheet metal until 2005.
Pat's dedication extended beyond the workplace; he was a devoted family man who adored his wife, Charlotte. He treasured every moment spent with their son, Jason; daughter, Leslie and son-in-law, Kirk, who will forever carry the warmth of their father's love in their hearts. Pat's nurturing spirit also extended to his son Jason, whom he guided with love and wisdom throughout life's challenges.
Family meant everything to Pat. He was born into a loving household where father, Henry Guilbeau served as a pillar of support, while his mother, Annie Simon Guilbeau filled every day with joy. The bond forged among his siblings is unbreakable; Pat shared an unbreakable connection with his brother, Glenn Gilbeau, and sisters, Henrietta Moore, and Karen Robinson.
Amongst all of life's joys and blessings, nothing rivaled the pride Pat felt towards his granddaughters Christin Shannon and Taylor Blanchard. They brought immeasurable happiness to his life, and he loved them unconditionally. Moreover, his nine great-grandchildren hold a special place in Pat's heart, each one adding an extra sparkle to his eyes and a smile to his face.
Pat was more than a professional and family man; he was a pillar of strength for everyone fortunate enough to know him. In times of need, he offered a listening ear, sage advice, and unwavering support. His presence brought comfort, and his wisdom guided many through stormy waters. Pat's impact went beyond the realm of his vocation; it permeated every facet of his life. May you honor him by cherishing your loved ones, imparting wisdom to future generations, and living lives with the same kindness and dedication that defined him.
Private services will take place later in Scott, Louisiana.
The staff at Anderson-Clayton Funeral Home in Terrell is honored to assist Charlotte, Leslie, and Kirk in planning services for Pat.